Sterling Silver and Beveled Glass Hand Mirror, International Silver Company, Meriden, CT, Early 20th Century
While the roses depicted in this extraordinary hand mirror with shaped, beveled glass are eternally colorless, the color variances of this perennial have been used to convey sentiments for centuries.
White roses are traditionally associated with new marriages and new beginnings. it conveys respect, purity chastity and innocence.
Ivory roses represent charm, luxury, elegance and are ideal to convey fondness, without romantic intentions.
Yellow roses symbolize friendship, remembrance, warmth and affection.
Peach roses are a sign of loyalty and thanks, conveying modesty, genuineness, adoration and sometimes sympathy.
Orange roses are the color of energy and represent passion, desire, enthusiasm, and gratitude.
Pink roses are classic symbols of grace and elegance. They are often given to convey sweetness, admiration and joy.
Red roses have long been associated with beauty and perfection. They convey passion, romantic and ultimate love.
Lavender roses are often seen in spring and represent love at first sight, fascination, majesty and splendor.
Green roses are the color of life. They represent harmony, opulence, spring, rebirth and health.
Blue roses are not created naturally, thus convey mystery, desire and unattainable love.
Black roses are not created naturally, thus convey mystery and elusiveness. They represent death or conclusion.
9 1/8” length, 5 5/8” width.